Deloitte Opens Innovation Lab at Communitech to Accelerate Emerging Technologies

Deloitte and Communitech today announced the opening of “d { }”—pronounced dee space—an innovation lab facility that will “serve as a hub to accelerate the development of emerging technologies.”

d { } will be located in Communitech in Waterloo.

“Deloitte’s involvement with Communitech puts us right in the hub of Canadian innovation,” said Jeff Bowman, Partner in Consulting at Deloitte. “Through d { }, Deloitte will offer industry insights and technical solutions to help technology companies bring their best ideas to life in functional and practical applications.”

The 770-square foot facility will include working space for a team of Deloitte designers and developers, a discovery zone and a demonstration area for rapid prototyping where organizations can transform ideas into tangible models.

“We’re excited about the partnership with Deloitte, because it’s such a great opportunity for both organizations.” said Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech “Being located in the Communitech Hub will give Deloitte a window into the latest innovations, while also providing our companies with access to industry analysis, as well as new potential customers and partners through Deloitte’s network.”

Deloitte will also take part in Communitech Collision events that bring together global brands with small and medium enterprises and startups to explore strategic collaborations, partnerships, investments and acquisitions.

“d { } will also provide Deloitte clients with direct access to new disruptive technologies and a glimpse into the realm of what is possible beyond their current perception,” said Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer at Deloitte. “Embedding ourselves inside a vibrant startup environment with the latest technologies is critical to changing our talent agenda and accelerating our new solution development”

d { } opens today.